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We are particularly looking for Beaver leaders and at least one addition to our Scout team. We are also looking for a treasurer.
If you are willing to volunteer to be a leader, please get in contact with us, via our contact us page. We also could do with support on our executive committee.

Group Centenary Anniversary Photo

Recent announcements

  • Gone Home - Ron Worthy

    We recently lost a long time 1st Radlett volunteer Ron Worthy who passed away at the beginning of September, after having been involved in Scouting for nearly 60 years. He was involved with 1st Radlett since he moved to Radlett in 1963. He started off as Assistant Scout Master, moving to be Venture Scout Leader (which was the forebear to Explorers). Later he became Group Site Manager and was involved when our headquarters Kent Lodge was built often reminded us he wired the building. He went on to have many roles within Elstree District including two terms as District Commissioner and having several spells as Assistant District Commissioner at different times for the different responsibilities of General Duties, the Scouts and Venture Scouts. He also was a District Nights Away Advisor and most recently became both the District Vice President and 1st Radlett President. He always maintained his ties to 1st Radlett. He helped lead some of our Centenary Celebrations earlier this year and kindly joint-led our Group Quiz last year. The details for the Service of Thanksgiving are as below. Many of you may be aware his family all got involved with Scouting and he was our GSL Jackie's father. 

    Posted 17 Sept 2019, 09:24 by 1st Radlett Scouts
  • Press Release on Centenary Celebration

    On Saturday 29th June 1st Radlett Scout Group marked its Centenary with a Celebration Event. The Group invited back all past members to celebrate this achievement.

    1st Radlett Scouts was officially registered on 16th May 1919, although it is commonly believed there were Scouts in Radlett prior to this. The Group was set up by Jack Nash as Scoutmaster assisted by Charles Cuddiford. Both of these are believed to be part of a group of boys from Radlett who walked to 1st Elstree (one of the oldest groups in the country set up by Sir Percy Everett – Lord Baden-Powell’s right-hand man) each week to get involved with Scouting.

    1st Radlett was delighted to welcome relatives of Jack Nash including his daughter, Jennifer Nixon, and two grandchildren, marking his importance in the history of our Group. 1st Radlett also welcomed a large number of former leaders including one travelling from the Isle of Man, one from Felixstowe and many from all across the country as well as those who remain locally.

    1st Radlett rejoiced with the weather on the hottest day of the year, and luckily with the event based at its headquarters Kent Lodge in Scrubbits Wood were able to keep cool.

    Guests were served afternoon tea, and many stayed for an evening barbecue. Attendees met up with old friends and reminisced about their Scouting days. Inside our headquarters many photo albums and scrapbooks were left out with other historic documents and a picture slideshow, representing the 100 years of 1st Radlett. Music from across the years was played to guests, with the top chart songs from each of the 100 years being played.

    In the early evening our Group President, Ron Worthy – who has been involved with the Group for 56 years, spoke welcoming guests and marking the Centenary of the Group. Jack Nash’s grandson Rod also spoke about memories of his grandfather and on Jack’s involvement in 1st Radlett. He represented his father Reverend David Nash, Jack’s oldest son, whose distance from us and age prevented him attending. He also presented the Group with a photo of Jack from his later life, when he had moved away from Radlett. Guests also enjoyed a Centenary Cake after singing the Group Happy 100th Birthday. Jack’s daughter Jennifer Nixon officially cut the cake.

    This has been part of a range of celebrations the Group has held marking our Centenary, including a Group Celebration along with our AGM where we took a photo of our current members. We have had a Centenary Woggle designed by one of our younger members, Barney, with all members given one. As the Radlett Guides also mark their Centenary, we have been having a series of joint events including an event marking Founders Day in February (known by Guides as Thinking Day) and an event at Schopwick House in Elstree Village, the home of Sir Percy Everett, in June with themed old Scouting and Guiding activities. We plan to continue to mark the Centenary over the rest of the year. To see more visit our Centenary Website.

    Centenary Celebration

    Posted 9 Jul 2019, 06:56 by 1st Radlett Scouts
  • Elstree District AGM

    Posted 17 Jun 2019, 10:19 by 1st Radlett Scouts
  • Happy 100 Years to 1st Radlett

    As some of you may be aware today(16th May) is the day that 100 years ago the Group was officially registered. We therefore today celebrate all 100 years of Scouting in Radlett. Some of you may have noticed marking this, we have had the Harpenden Building Society window with some historic photos and history marking this occasion.

    Next week we are holding a Centenary Celebration Evening on Tuesday 21 May from 6.30-8.30 pm. There will be activities for the Beavers and Cubs lead by the Scouts and refreshments will be available for parents to come and hear what the group has been up to for the last year. We will hope to take a Group Photo marking the 100 Years to mark the occasion, as have done for previous anniversaries.
    We have also been successful in being awarded a Hertsmere Community Infrastructure grant to do some work on our now over 50 year old building. We will be having the windows and doors replaced and new fire escape fitted at the rear of the building. This will much improve the headquarters for use over the years to come.
    Now while this is all great news we do still have problems on the volunteer front.
    We are still looking for more adult volunteers to maintain the Beavers and Cubs. We are very fortunate to have a great team leading the Scouts now, but the Cub pack will loose Sarah G in the autumn when she goes to university, meaning there is a risk this may close if we do not have enough adults to run weekly meetings.
    Also the Group Executive committee which looks after the building as well as ensuring the group runs efficiently are looking for more members to start on the next chapter of the Group. Our Chair Sarah E has decided to stand down after 7 years involvement, we thank her for her service to the Group, but will now be looking for a replacement. There will be a short AGM at the Celebration evening if anyone would like further information please let us know.

    Posted 16 May 2019, 09:04 by 1st Radlett Scouts
  • Centenary Celebration Evening including AGM

    Next week we are holding a Centenary Celebration Evening on Tuesday 21 May from 6.30-8.30 pm. There will be activities for the Beavers and Cubs lead by the Scouts and refreshments will be available for parents to come and hear what the group has been up to for the last year. We will hope to take a Group Photo marking the 100 Years to mark the occasion, as have done for previous anniversaries.

    Posted 16 May 2019, 09:05 by 1st Radlett Scouts
  • 1st Radlett Scout Troop Reopens

    1st Radlett Scouts are pleased to announce the reopening of the Scout Troop, which has been closed since the previous leaders left in July 2018. Our new leaders Alex, James P, Maddie, Gemma, Jasmine and James W have come to lead the troop every Tuesday in term time from 7:45pm in our Scout Headquarters in Scrubbits Park Road. Our greatest thanks go to these new leaders, a number of whom have direct experience of Scouting and also volunteer elsewhere in the District.


    This all comes in the year of 1st Radlett Scouts Centenary as the Group was officially registered on 16th May 1919. We have had a Centenary Woggle designed by one of our members and as well as having some joint events with the Radlett Guides, who also celebrate their Centenary, we will be having a Centenary celebration with past members and leaders on Saturday 29 June. We would like to take this opportunity to invite past members and leaders to join us at our celebration and to help spread the word. If anyone also has historic documents or photographs of the Group please do contact us on centenary.1stradlettscouts@gmail.com  1st Radlett Scouts has also obtained a grant to improve the windows, doors and fire escape of our headquarters.


    As a result of the short time without the Scout Troop, we currently have spaces for any children 10 ½ - 14 years old. There are also some spaces in our Cub Pack for any children aged 8-10 ½ years old. If you would like to join contact info@1stradlettscouts.org.uk  for details. However, we still need helpers, particularly in the Cub Pack, to provide Scouting for all in Radlett.

    Posted 8 Feb 2019, 09:26 by 1st Radlett Scouts
  • 1st Radlett Centenary Celebrations
    First Radlett Scout Troop was officially formed on 16 May 1919. A group of Scouts had met prior to the 1st World War, but only became official when Jack Nash became the first Scoutmaster on his return from active service and when Scout groups were first registered after the First World War. In the past we have celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the Group and clearly we would like to mark the centenary with a range of events. In order to do this we need to create a sub committee who would organise such events, perhaps including a Group Camp. If you are interested in helping out, please let either Peter or Jackie know or come to the proposed opening meeting on Wednesday 24 January 2018 at 7.30pm. in the Conference room at the Scout HQ.
    Posted 18 Jan 2018, 08:01 by 1st Radlett Scouts
  • Saracens Fundraising Match
    It’s that time of year again….. when our thoughts turn to our annual fixture against Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership and this season we look towards the London Stadium at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for what promises to be  a great day out for all the family
    There will be cheerleaders, dancers and pre-match and half-time entertainment plus an exciting crucial game of Aviva Premiership Rugby!
    Saracens are breaking barriers and holding the first ever Aviva Premiership game at The London Stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
    They will play Harlequins on Saturday 24th March 2018 the kick-off time is to be confirmed and they would like to invite members of 1st Radlett Scout Group, their families and friends to join them.
    Tickets are £22 for Adults and £8 for under 16's and the group will earn cashback on every ticket sold.
    If you would like to buy tickets, please let Jackie know at info@1stradlettscouts.org.uk and we can get the tickets as a group.
    Posted 18 Jan 2018, 08:03 by 1st Radlett Scouts
  • Scout Christmas Post Service in Radlett
    With the Christmas season already upon us, residents and businesses in Radlett can use an alternative postal service this year as 1st Radlett Scouts launch a Christmas card delivery service for the very first time.
    Scout Christmas Post services have been run in many locations up and down the country for a number of years.  The Postal Services Act 2000 confirmed an exemption which meant charitible groups such as the Scouts did not need a licence if they wanted to collect and deliver Christmas post between certain dates over the festive period.
    From Saturday 25 November, local residents and businesses can post their Christmas cards along with payment of 30p per card in the Scout post boxes located at Budgens of Radlett, Watling Street and Battlers Green Drive Supermarket, Battlers Green Drive.  The final posting date will be at 6pm on Friday 15 December and the post will be sorted, franked and delivered by the Scouts over the weekend of 16 and 17 December 2017.  The delivery area will cover all streets in Radlett.
    All the proceeds will be used to support Scouting, including Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts in Radlett.
    Scout leader Paul said “this is a great opportunity for the children to get involved with their local community as well as providing them with a fantastic introduction into the world of business”.
    1st Radlett Scouts would like to thank Budgens and Battlers Green Drive Supermarket for offering to site the post boxes and to Aldenham Parish Council who have offered their support and have indicated they intend to use the service.
    Posted 18 Jan 2018, 07:58 by 1st Radlett Scouts
  • Christmas Post
    Posted 1 Dec 2017, 04:29 by 1st Radlett Scouts
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